About Navigate Expeditions

Bringing together careers in ecotourism, outdoor education and environmental science, the team at Navigate Expeditions are formulating a new way to experience the outdoors and our natural environments through immersive nature based experiences that give back.

Impacts of humans are evident in every corner of the word, from the highest peaks of the Himalayas, to the depths of the ocean, the poles and in most remote terrestrial environments.

Navigate Expeditions offers an immersive, regenerative travel experience for the environmentally conscious traveller. When leaving one of our tours you will look back and see a positive impact that you and your co-travellers have had. You will leave with a feeling of achievement and satisfaction that you’ve travelled and left the environment in a better place than when you arrived.

Navigate Expeditions give you the opportunity to;

  • Plant trees, restoring carbon sinks and creating habitat linkages
  • Remove plastic from remote beaches – plastic that would otherwise impact marine fauna – often fatally
  • Recycle plastic waste, processing waste resources into functional items
  • Contribute to data collection for research projects
  • Participate in permaculture projects, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by using local resources and growing food
  • Meet traditional land owners and learn how the land was looked after for millennia
  • And many more, we are always looking for new ways for our tours to positively connect and improve with the environments we love.

But it’s not all work! Each day, you will be taken on professionally guided nature-based experiences. Visit remote and exotic locations around the world, with programs on every continent. Our goal is to achieve the perfect balance of regenerative & conservation-minded projects to get your hands dirty, and fully immersive, nature-based experiences that will get you ‘off the beaten track’.

Our Guides

All our guides are passionate about giving our guests the very best nature-based travel experience on the South Coast of NSW. Our guides are professionals who have been working in the outdoor guiding industry for over a decade. They each have their current first-aid certificate, double vaccination, driver’s license and working with children check. 

Jess Taunton


Jess leads the team at Navigate Expeditions; she is responsible for overseeing all operations. She has worked as a photography guide, managed one of Australia’s most luxury all inclusive lodges, Swell Lodge on Christmas Island and sailed the North West Passage on a 29ft junk-rig.

Pat Guinane


Pat has been an outdoor adventure guide for over 20 years and for much of this time operated the commercial adventure company Z Access Adventures, specialising in vertical adventure sports including Caving, Rock-climbing and Canyoning. He also ran Bushwalking and adventure camp activities programmes and worked as a Wilderness First Responder Instructor for several years teaching wilderness first aid to adventure guides that worked all over the world.

Grant Woodbridge


Grant joins us after a long career as a Ranger with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service.  He regards his most notable achievement as his involvement in the team setting up the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Lawrence Geoghegan


Introducing you to Lawrence, one of our exceptional guides at Navigate Expeditions! Quite the adventurer, his kayaking log includes a 45day expedition in Antartica, transiting the Bass Straight 3 times, circumnavigating Tasmania, and paddling the entire East Coast of Australia from Wilson’s Prom to Thursday Island. As well as many other kayaking and land adventures he has a degree in indigenous studies, has worn many hats from being a postie to disability care work and currently rehabilitates National Park land by tree planting and weeding. He is passionate about protecting our environment and is crusader for living a single use plastic free lifestyle. He is most at home in nature, enjoys connecting with our guests and sharing stories about adventure and the environment.

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